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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'Sales' (185)

The Messy, Dirty Truth about Upfront Pricing

If your dealership is not already working with one of those lead-providing services that require “upfront pricing,” I'm sure you've been approached by them. Why do these services push dealerships in this direction? Because of the mistaken belief that “upfront pricing” is the only way to get consumers to walk in your dealership’s door.

Boy are they wrong.

Upfront Pricing is Bogus Pricing

We all know it’s impossible to give accurate upfront pricing.…

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Added by O Mayfield on February 6, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments


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3 common Facebook misconceptions.

The more I focus on Social Media as a service for our clients, the more I focus on the value of Facebook. The biggest reason is that I have witnessed time and time again is the impact it has on sales for my…

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Added by Jeff Glackin on February 1, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments


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Edmunds Projects Record Car Sales Volume for November 2015

Car shopping destination Edmunds.com today released its November 2015 new car sales forecast, which projects that 1,331,415 new cars and trucks will be sold in the U.S. in November for an estimated Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) of 18.3 million.
Both the volume and SAAR are…
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Added by Ralph Paglia on November 24, 2015 at 7:02am — No Comments

Sales Career Open House in Las Vegas, Nevada

Added by Dr. Harold Elam Jr. on November 7, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments


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Car Dealers Deliver October Sales Blockbuster Hit 18.23 Million SAAR!

American Car Dealers and Automotive Sales Professionals Deliver Blistering Hot October Sales Pace That Can Best Be Described as "Fast and Furious"…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on November 4, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments


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Congratulations To Car Peeps Everywhere on September Sales Results!

There is no way around it... September 2015 was one of the best Septembers in the history of the car business... Not only was the volume there, but gross profit margins went up as well!

The American auto industry's sizzling sales pace this past…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on October 9, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments


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Trade Cycle Infographic: Auto Industry Must Shorten Or SAAR Will Drop!

AutoAlert Study Highlights…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on September 26, 2015 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

How to Generate More Positive Reviews

80% of prospects are checking reviews before they even consider making a purchase according to the Ipsos Open…

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Added by Ashley Weidner on May 26, 2015 at 5:23am — No Comments


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How Car Dealers should Handle Sales Turnover

There's a stigma that comes with working in the automotive industry. It has had an effect over the years on a dealership's ability to retain high quality people, particularly on the sales floor. How can we solve this?

Before we can answer that question, it's important to understand why the…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on April 15, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments


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How A Ford Dealership Owner And Son Of An Assembly Line Worker Launched March Madness

On March 9, 1979, the men’s NCAA basketball tournament kicked off with a field of 40 teams, led by the top-ranked and undefeated Indiana State Sycamores. At that point, the tournament was a second-rate event that only hardcore sports junkies and fans of competing schools cared much about.

That all changed on March 26, when the Sycamores, led by senior forward Larry Bird, faced the Michigan State Spartans and their star guard, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, in the championship game.…

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Added by Scott T. Joseph on April 3, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Where Most Service Clinics Fail – And How To Ensure Yours Succeeds

Most dealers understand the importance of customer retention. They’re e-mail-blasting sales messages, sending direct mail, and their salespeople are combing over thousands of client records in their DMS, making phone calls to previous customers and orphan owners. The problem is that many dealers don’t realize that, all too often, those messages fall on deaf ears. Dealerships spend tons of money sending messages to customers that are mostly irrelevant because some vendor promised huge results…

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Added by Jamil Zabaneh on March 17, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments


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Make Mobile Traffic a Top Priority for Your Website

It took a mini-debate with a potential client to bring me to a conclusion: numbers do lie. Conventional wisdom says otherwise, but in the digital age there is a huge gap between seeing the numbers and understanding them in a meaningful way.

I should go ahead and add an addendum to the…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on March 10, 2015 at 2:29am — 1 Comment

A Vendor's Top Priority Should be Helping to Sell More Cars

"We can't sell the cars for you, but we can help get you more opportunities."

I've heard that line dozens of times from many different vendors. I've actually said it myself at times over the last two decades on the vendor side of the automotive industry.…

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Added by Tyson Madliger on February 25, 2015 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments


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The Thrill of the Hunt

That time of year is rapidly approaching -- Black Friday. Black Friday is typically the beginning of the Christmas shopping season and an indicator of how well retailers will fare throughout the holidays. In fact, many retailers report that the majority of their holiday season sales happen on this…

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Added by Misti Miller on November 24, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments


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Data Breaches: Why Dealers Should Be Concerned

Earlier this month, the New York Times reported that a crime ring in Russia has “amassed the largest known collection of Internet credentials,…

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Added by Scott T. Joseph on August 21, 2014 at 5:00am — 2 Comments


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Developing a Successful Automotive Sales Team

What do I have to do to develop a great sales team?

An ideal sales team of veteran salespeople would allow each dealership to maximize revenue.  In reality, sales…

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Added by Stephanie Young on August 4, 2014 at 8:44am — No Comments


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GM Ignition Switch Recall Update | GM Sales Surge Amid Recalls as Barra Quality Sells: Cars

GM Sales Surge Amid Recalls as Barra Quality Sells: Cars

Jul 23, 2014 9:11 AM CT

General Motors Co. (GM)’s Mary Barra is projected to report her second straight quarter of rising sales, adding to evidence that the chief executive officer is weathering the biggest wave of…

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Added by Manny Luna on July 23, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments


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From the Trenches - The Decline of Email Leads

Question:  What does an Internet Representative do?  

Answer:  They answer email leads and make appointments.

Question:  What if email leads…

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Added by Tom Gorham on July 6, 2014 at 12:30pm — 33 Comments


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A young guy from North Dakota moves to Florida and goes to a big "everything under one roof" department store looking for a job.

The Manager says, "Do you have any sales experience?" The kid says "Yeah. I was a vacuum salesman back in North Dakota." Well, the boss was unsure, but he liked the kid and figured he'd give him a shot, so he gave him the job. "You start tomorrow. I'll…

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Added by Manny Luna on June 16, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

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